Subject Guide - ICAS English


From Primary 3 to Form 5 students (Years 3 to 11 students)

Question Types

Variety of online interactions are used including multiple-choice, drag and drop and checkbox question types / 6 to 8 articles / Moving from simple articles dealing with familiar subjects and topics to complex articles incorporating abstract concepts and sophisticated language structures

Skill Areas

Vocabulary / Syntax / Writer's craft / Text comprehension

Why Participate in ICAS

ICAS Online Sample Tests

English Paper A (Primary 3)



English Paper D (Primary 6)



English Paper E (Form 1)



English Paper G (Form 3)


ICAS Assessments Structure

ICAS Assessments Demo Questions

The following link is to a sample online test that provides an idea of the types of interactions and navigations that students may find in the online ICAS Assessments

Students should become familiar with how to:

  • navigate through a test 
  • answer questions
  • scroll and expand parts of the screen
  • use the online ruler and calculator 

Note: The second last question requires audio and is only applicable to ICAS Spelling Bee (not offered in Hong Kong). 

How to apply for ICAS?

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Contact ICAS Hong Kong SAR China Office

International Competitions and Education (ICE)

Office Telephone: (852) 3756 0091

WhatsApp: (852) 6755 4435 / (852) 9889 7022

Website:  https://icecompetitions.com

E-mail: office@icecompetitions.com

Postal Address: Unit 2302, 23/F, New World Tower 1, 18 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong


“After reading the questions of ICAS English, I realized that English contents can contain a broad range of topics such as history, film, technology, etc. Now I encourage my children to read these types of extracurricular books.”

Primary School Parents

“ICAS English makes me to understand that English is very extensive, so our school has started a reading program from Primary 1 to encourage students to read.”

Macau Primary School Teacher

“ICAS English meets the needs of our curriculum and we encourage students to read articles in different categories to suit various types of public exams.”

Secondary School Teacher